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Which sentence is an example of a run-on? (remember a run-on is an ERROR--it is not correctly punctuated)



A. I like singing but I can t do it very well.
B. I like singing a ton of great songs even though I am not very good at it, but I hope to be good at it one day.
C. I like singing, I can t do it very well.

This question is part of Commas with coordinating conjunctions
Asked by Dsrt, Last updated: May 17, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered Jan 15, 2017

None of themare particularly well punctuated, as the second sentence really needs an additional comma and the third sentence is completely incorrect: the comma should be replaced with a full stop followed by a capital letter, since the two elements are two separate simple sentences and neither can act as merely clauses.
 

Lexwood

Lexwood

Answered Jan 15, 2017

None of themare particularly well punctuated, as the second sentence really needs an additional comma and the third sentence is completely incorrect: the comma should be replaced with a full stop followed by a capital letter, since the two elements are two separate simple sentences and neither can act as merely clauses.
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Dec 14, 2016

I like singing but I can t do it very well.

Remember a run-on is when you have a fanboy joining two sentences together, and you forgot your comma. Answer B is just a long sentence, but it is punctuated correctly.
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John Adney

John Adney

Replied on Oct 31, 2017

Actually, a run-on is improperly joining two main clauses. Your choice C is, in fact, a run-on, and ore specifically, it is the "comma splice" variety.

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